University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Applied Animal Science (Top-up)

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Course summary

WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE?

  • Benefit from a diverse and exciting collection of animals in our BIAZA-member centre
  • Develop strong scientific knowledge in key biological sciences, animal behaviour and welfare, animal industry and species monitoring
  • Gain robust data analysis and research skills needed for employment through project work and assessments
  • Work placements offer opportunities to gather data for the dissertation project which is submitted at Level 6.
  • Research opportunities throughout the programme, University Centre Sparsholt actively submits student work to outside symposia, giving you the opportunity to present your work to the wider world.
What will I learn? The programme is designed to combine knowledge and research techniques in aspects of animal welfare and behaviour, animal collections management and wildlife management. Employability is a focus of the final year, with the opportunity to research, investigate, explore and then gain experience in a specific career area of your choice. Data collecting for dissertations is a key feature and students benefit from the College’s strong links with a variety of management organisations. Previous students have undertaken dissertation data collection in conjunction with Colchester Zoo, London Zoo, Beale Park, Dodson and Horrell. Some students even data collected abroad in North Carolina. Where can I go from here? You can progress to the MSc in Applied Zoo Biology at University Centre Sparsholt; alternatively there are many MSc and PhD programmes available at other universities. Sparsholt graduates now work in zoological collections, animal charities and conservation both in the UK and overseas.

Course details

Modules

• Dissertation • Data Analysis • Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare • Applied Animal Health • Species Manipulation and Monitoring • Professional Industrial Development • World Animal Industry and Trade

Assessment method

Work placements offer opportunities to gather data for the dissertation project which is submitted at level six. There are research opportunities throughout the programme, and University Centre Sparsholt actively submits student work to outside symposia, giving you the opportunity to present your work to the wider world.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D328
Institution code:
S34
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international students. For further details on the English language requirements, visa requirements and student life, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Diploma of Higher Education, FdSc or HND in Animal Management or related subjects. Plus GCSE Maths and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6CEFR Level B2. Overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores of 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing https://www.ielts.org/
PTE Academic60CEFR Level B2. Overall score of 60, with minimum scores of 59 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing https://www.pearsonpte.com/

We will also accept the following qualifications from International Students: LanguageCert International ESOL SELT @ B2 with minimum scores of 33/50 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (https://www.languagecert.org/) Trinity Secure English Language Tests @ B2 with Pass Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing (https://www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/SELT/UKVI)

Please email [email protected] for details

https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £9800 Year 1
Channel Islands £9800 Year 1

Additional fee information

www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/additional-costs/

Sponsorship information

Sparsholt offers a College Bursary of up to £750 per annum to all eligible students. Degree students can also apply for a grant to help cover non-travel costs associated with dissertations/ research projects, and subscriptions. For further details please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

Applied Animal Science (Top-up) at University Centre Sparsholt - UCAS